Author Topic: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.  (Read 1267 times)

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.22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:30:38 PM »
I got my tins of 34 gr. JSB Beast .22 cal pellets today, and the first thing I did was try them in a PRod 8-shot magazine.... They are sooooooooooo close to working it's hard to believe.... In fact, some clear and some don't, just the tolerance in the pellets, and wobbling slightly in the wheel in the magazine is enough to make them hang up sometimes.... Often when the magazine is full, it will feed fine, but when the spring tension is at a minimum with only 1 or 2 pellets remaining, if those happen to be on the long side, it sticks.... Of course some mags may have a whisker more clearance and work perfectly, they are that close....

I pulled a magazine apart, and used a 1/4" spherical burr in a Dremel and just relieved the recess in the bottom front of the magazine case.... All you have to do is work it over with the burr until it is uniformly dull from contact with the burr.... Reassemble the mag. and it will work flawlessly.... I realize this is likely not of any interest to guys shooting a PRod, not many of them are going to shoot 60-70 FPE to make use of such a heavy pellet.... However, for anyone who uses that mag. in a custom build, this is great news....

I know my next project, my Disco Double which will be built around shooting these pellets, will be taking full advantage of the fact they can work in a touched up PRod mag....

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Re: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 10:30:20 PM »
So obviously they shoot well for you.

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Re: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 06:49:12 AM »
Never fired even one yet!.... How's that for confidence in JSB?.... I'm going to build a gun capable of using them.... My most powerful .22 cal ATM is about 40 FPE, I'm looking for 70ish....

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Re: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 07:08:30 AM »
Can't even imagine a 70fpe .22 so that will be very cool to see
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Re: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 03:59:56 PM »
Very interested to hear more about these heavies. I have an ole korean gun I am playing with some 30gr swagged slugs im playing with. May also try these JSB.
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Re: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 08:43:40 AM »
Bob,

Do you think your mag mod would work for polymags in a Mrod or would it require removal of too much material?
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Re: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 09:51:56 AM »
I know that you can modify an MRod mag to hold Polymags, but it does require more material to be removed.... There are two solutions.... You can now purchase "short" polymags.... or you can get a modified magazine from Travis at W.A.R....

The PRod magazine is already long enough to accept the original, longer polymags in .22 cal, Crosman addressed that when the made the PRod....

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Re: .22 cal JSB 34 gr. Beasts and the PRod Mag.
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 01:38:49 PM »
I got some of the poly shorts but they do not seem to be as accurate at distance (35 - 45 yds) as the longer ones.  Not sure if it is the pellet, me, or just my imagination.

I know tyey is busy, but it would be nice if WAR updated the website .  I had no idea there was a modded mag available.
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